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  • Brazil, China to ink deal on trade in national currency

    03/21/2013 3:51:30 PM PDT · by Track9 · 11 replies
    AFP - Brazil hopes to sign a bilateral accord with China to promote trade in their national currencies at next week's BRICS summit of the world's five emerging powers, Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel said Thursday. The initiative was tentatively agreed last June with the signing of a memorandum of understanding after a meeting of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and then Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao during the UN summit on sustainable development in Rio. Pimentel said that at the BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa on Monday and Tuesday "we plan to turn this memorandum into a final...
  • NY Times says Chinese hacked paperís computers

    01/30/2013 10:54:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 1:29 AM EST
    The New York Times says Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated its computer networks over the past four months, stealing reportersí passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of one of China's leaders. Ö The attacks coincided with a Timesí investigation into how the family and relatives of Premier Wen Jiabao built a fortune worth more than $2 billion. Ö
  • Wen Jiabao's £1.68bn family wealth: China furious at US exposť

    10/28/2012 6:57:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/26/12 | Tania Branigan
    Wen Jiabao's £1.68bn family wealth: China furious at US exposť New York Times website blocked after disclosing web of assets in new embarrassment for Communist party Tania Branigan in Beijing The Guardian, Friday 26 October 2012 22.00 BST China has lashed out at a US newspaper report that premier Wen Jiabao's family has amassed vast wealth worth at least $2.7bn (£1.68bn), censoring the New York Times website and questioning the paper's motivations. The story said Wen, widely seen as the humane face of China's top leadership, was not directly linked to the holdings. But the association with such a fortune...
  • China PM Wen Jiabao's Lawyer Hints At Legal Action Against NYT

    10/28/2012 6:05:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2012 | Adam Taylor
    Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's lawyer has responded to the bombshell allegations in Friday's New York Times. In a statement translated by the South China Morning Post: I. The so-called ďhidden richesĒ of Wen Jiabaoís family members in the New York Timesí report does not exist. The statement goes on to specifically refute allegations, before hinting at legal action: VI. We will continue to make clarifications regarding untrue reports by the New York Times, and reserve the right to hold it legally responsible. The NYT story specifically said that Wen's extended family had more than $2.7 billion in hidden assets,...
  • [Red] Chinese road builder trips up on European project

    06/05/2012 7:34:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    SKIERNIEWICE, Poland -- Chinese companies have wowed the world with superhighways, high-speed trains and snazzy airports, all built seemingly overnight. Yet a modest highway through Polish potato fields proved to be too much for one of China's biggest builders. The A2 highway between Warsaw and Berlin was supposed to be an opportunity for Chinese construction to shine on a European stage after years of megaprojects at home and in the developing world. Poland badly wanted the project completed before the European soccer championships starting June 8, which Poland is hosting for the first time with Ukraine. Instead, a key 30-mile...
  • Who's Your Buddy?

    03/14/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 4 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-14-12 | Stoutcat
    Whoís Your Buddy?Well, if youíre a member of the US International Longshoremenís Association, that would be Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Yes, you heard me correctly; an American union (snort) awarded the leader of communist China the title ďBest Friend of the American Worker.Ē China Daily reports: ILA Vice President William McNamara said his association was honored to give the award to Premier Wen to thank China for its great contributions to creating more job opportunities for American workers. The award ceremony coincided with the 10th anniversary of the first direct vessel call to the Port of Boston by China Ocean...
  • China Refuses To Sanction N. Korea Over Cheonan

    05/30/2010 9:23:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 312+ views
    TODAY Online ^ | 5/30/2010 | Jun Kwanwoo/AFP via TODAY Online
    China resisted pressure yesterday from South Korea and Japan to censure North Korea publicly for the sinking of a warship, calling only for regional tensions over the incident to be defused. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao gave no sign that China is ready to back United Nations Security Council action against its ally over the sinking, following a summit with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. "The urgent task now is to defuse the impact of the Cheonan incident, change the tense situation and avoid clashes," he told a joint news conference on the southern resort...
  • Chinese PM on an Early Morning Photo-op (taking a shot at baseball)

    05/29/2010 4:05:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 269+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/29/10
    /begin my translation Chinese PM on an Early Morning Photo-op Visiting Chinese PM Wen Jiabao doing his early morning exercise of jogging, taking a shot at baseball and playing badminton around 6 AM, May 29, at an exercise field on a flood basin of Han River near Apgujong, Seoul. /end my translation
  • Obama's lost face

    12/26/2009 11:42:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 113 replies · 5,559+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    Why did Chinese premier Wen Jiabao choose to publicly humiliate Barack Obama at Copenhagen? In their eyes, and those of much of the world, he has lost face, and with it, power and influence. While getting widespread play overseas, this story has been kept very quiet by our disinterested, nonpartisan media (I haven't seen it mentioned in any major U.S. outlet). After promising to meet the Messiah at 7:00 p.m., Premier Wen stiffed him in favor of a meeting with the leaders of India, South Africa, and Brazil. Rather than wait, a no-doubt infuriated Obama stalked into the room in...
  • Obama praises a climate flop: Copenhagen talks end with dud of a deal

    12/19/2009 3:15:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 48 replies · 1,846+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 19, 2009 | CHARLES HURT
    WASHINGTON -- After a day spent frantically darting around Copenhagen trying to locate world leaders, getting snubbed by China's premier and crashing a meeting where he had initially been kept out, President Obama heralded a last-minute, largely toothless UN global-warming summit deal that drew fast fire from all sides as a sham. Almost no one was happy with the outcome of the two-week confab and even the president, who was slammed by liberals and Republicans alike, along with other world leaders, admitted that the pact doesn't legally commit any of the nations involved -- the point of the summit in...
  • North Korea may not be serious about giving up nukes [Capt. Obvious alert]

    10/07/2009 6:13:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 878+ views
    Space War ^ | 09/06/2009 | AFP
    North Korea wants to placate key benefactor China by offering to return to disarmament talks and it is unclear whether it really intends to give up its cherished nuclear deterrent, analysts said Tuesday. Leader Kim Jong-Il told visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao late Monday the North is willing to return to six-nation nuclear disarmament negotiations -- on condition it first holds talks with the United States to improve "hostile relations". Some analysts expressed scepticism about the North's conditional offer to return to six-party dialogue, almost six months after it quit the forum and announced it would restart its bomb-making programme....
  • China's Premier Calls Democracy A Distant Goal

    03/01/2007 8:29:00 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 5 replies · 397+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Feb. 27, 2007 | Edward Cody
    BEIJING, Feb. 27 -- The Communist Party cautioned China's increasingly impatient reformers and intellectuals Tuesday that political liberalization and democracy are still a long way off despite the rapid pace of economic change over the past two decades. The warning, in an article attributed to Premier Wen Jiabao in the official People's Daily newspaper, constituted the party's first known response to a bubbling up of political debate as China prepares for an annual session of its legislature and an important Communist Party congress that is scheduled for this fall. Most of the debate has remained behind closed doors, in keeping...
  • The Clinton Years: The Gathering Storm (Speech delivered at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix)

    03/14/2006 5:13:14 PM PST · by tang-soo · 37 replies · 2,128+ views
    Hal Lindsey Oracle ^ | 2/23/2006 | Curt Weldon
    The Clinton Years: The Gathering Storm Rep. Curt Weldon, R-PA, delivered the following speech at Restoration Weekend, which took place at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix February 23-26, 2006: Itís good to be with all of you. Many of you are old friends whom Iíve met with over the years. Itís great to be able to share a few thoughts with you about national security and specific projects Iím working on. You know, in my 20 years in Congress, the one thing Iíve come to understand about our countryís history is that the success of our countryís security has really...
  • China's Wen Jiabao pledges growth will lift rural poor ("State of the Dictatorship" speech)

    03/05/2006 8:37:40 PM PST · by indcons · 12 replies · 216+ views
    Financial Express ^ | March 06, 2006 | Reuters
    BEIJING, MARCH 5: China will channel its surging economic growth to narrow the chasm dividing its rich cities and restive countryside, Premier Wen Jiabao told parliament on Sunday in a speech tempering optimism with stark warnings. In setting out government goals for the coming year, Wen promised ‚Äúcontinuity and stability‚ÄĚ in general economic policy, including the currency exchange rate and monetary policy. But he said more wealth and investment must go to farmers and other struggling groups to ensure China‚Äôs stability and growth. Wen praised China‚Äôs performance in 2005 in a speech to nearly 3,000 delegates of the National People‚Äôs...
  • U.S., Europe Agree to Compromise With Iran

    11/10/2005 12:08:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,007+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/05 | George Jahn - ap
    VIENNA, Austria - The United States and Europe have agreed on a compromise plan to accept expanded nuclear activities by Iran, but only if the enrichment process ó a possible pathway to nuclear arms ó is moved to Russia, senior officials and diplomats said Thursday. If accepted by Iran, the proposal could end a tug-of-war over whether to refer the Islamic republic to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions. The officials and diplomats, who demanded anonymity in exchange for discussing the strategy, said the plan would allow Iran to continue converting raw uranium into the gas that is spun...
  • China's Stealth War on the U.S.

    11/05/2005 10:53:11 AM PST · by montana233 · 33 replies · 1,380+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 20, 2005 | Max Boot
    China's Stealth War on the U.S. July 20, 2005 Los Angeles Times Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu of the Chinese People's Liberation Army caused quite a stir last week when he threatened to nuke "hundreds" of American cities if the U.S. dared to interfere with a Chinese attempt to conquer Taiwan. In 1998, an official People's Liberation Army publishing house brought out a treatise called "Unrestricted Warfare," written by two senior army colonels, Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui. This book, which is available in English translation, is well known to the U.S. national security establishment but remains practically unheard of among...
  • Back In The USSR? (Russian Proliferation)

    10/18/2005 3:33:39 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 42 replies · 672+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 18, 2005 | The Editors
    Arms Proliferation: Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, who recently visited Iran, reportedly is seeking nuclear weapons. Will they come from Russia with love?Maybe ó if Russia continues to run a weapons bazaar where rogue nations are given special-shopper privileges.Already, it appears Russia has acted as a broker by greasing the way for North Korea to transfer technology that will let Iran build missiles with a 2,200-mile reach. That puts several European capitals, including Athens, Rome and Berlin, within Tehran's range.Russia also is supporting Iran's "nuclear power" program, having sold it a reactor. Which is to say Russia supports Iran's nuclear-weapons program.All...
  • Communists in our Midst - Communism, UN, liberals & the threat to the US

    10/08/2005 5:14:03 PM PDT · by Dittohead68 · 26 replies · 1,619+ views
    Does this sound familiar? EXCERPTS FROM THE NAKED COMMUNIST Former FBI agent, Cleon Skoussen, in 1958, in his book, THE NAKED COMMUNIST, revealed among other things, these long term goals of the communist agenda. The information is in the Congressional Record August 1963 and in the Communist Manifesto: U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of moral strength. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. Provide American aid...
  • Problematic Support // Moscow is getting ready to defend Iran

    09/13/2005 3:23:31 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 22 replies · 792+ views
    Kommersant.ru ^ | 13.09.2005 | Mikhail Zygar and Dmitry Sidorov
    Iranian Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadeh arrived in Moscow Monday. The main subject of his negotiations is the upcoming discussion of Iranís nuclear program by the IAEA. Moscow has more or less decided to support Tehran during the decisive voting at IAEA in a week ó support which could cause the Kremlin a lot of problems. This is extremely important for the new Iranian authorities. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad swept to victory during Julyís presidential elections in Iran. However, until now he has been a very obscure figure in the political arena. Tehranís foreign partners have only been able to judge the character...
  • Chavez's goal: 21st-century socialism

    09/07/2005 7:22:53 PM PDT · by economist-student · 19 replies · 488+ views
    Firmas Press ^ | August 9, 2005 | Carlos Alberto Montane
    Hugo ChŠvez is birthing. He said that Venezuela is giving birth to 21st-century socialism. What is that?... Cuban model Another lesson surely was more valuable to the Venezuelan officers: They understood exactly what the Cuban model is all about, the 21st-Century socialism that Lt. Col. ChŠvez is spawning. They realized that, in Cuba, the structure of authority consists of a dictator at the top, surrounded by military men who hold the political power, the control of repressive forces and the direction and management of the major enterprises of production.
  • 26-year-old female office worker is the 8th richest figure in China

    05/02/2005 5:55:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 1,037+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/01/05 | Cho Joong-shik
    http://www.chosun.com/international/news/200505/200505010310.html/begin my translation26-year-old female office worker is the 8th richest person in ChinaA Major shareholder of Ping-an Insurance.... wealth totaling 637 million dollarsCould be a proxy for 'another figure'Beijing, Cho Joong-shik jscho@chosun.com05/01/05A 26-year-old woman became the 8th richest†figure in China,†sparking all kinds of speculation.'Xin-cai-fu,'† a Chinese business magazine which publishes the list of wealthiest people in China every year, announced on Apr. 28†the '500 wealthiest people' in China. Among them is the 8th richest figure, a young woman named 'Liu Fang,' whom Chinese have never heard of. Liu fang is the owner of Yuan-xin-hang Investment Co. which has 6.13%...
  • "Parlor Maid" tarnishes FBI (detailed Leung spy story)

    04/27/2003 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Fizzie · 11 replies · 776+ views
    Tri-Valley Herald ^ | April 27, 2003 | Ian hoffman
    'Parlor Maid' tarnishes FBI Details of Leung-Smith spy case throw bureau's handling of investigation into question Details of Leung-Smith spy case throw bureau's handling By Ian Hoffman, STAFF WRITER Twelve years ago, a team of U.S. counterintelligence operatives flew into frigid southern Manchuria to assess Chinese spying on American diplomats. Instead, the U.S. agents came to believe their own team was tracked by China's Ministry of State Security every step of their mission, which is still classified today. The first clue was an odd elevator encounter in remote northeast China, an FBI agent bumping into a California nuclear-weapons scientist suspected...
  • China Propaganda Office May Be Censoring the Premier

    03/16/2005 8:50:29 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 325+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2005 | JOSEPH KAHN
    BEIJING, March 15 - China is often seen as being run by a few men who have largely unrestrained power. Yet sometimes even the prime minister's word is not law. On Monday, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao answered questions from national and international journalists for nearly two hours at the conclusion of the National People's Congress, China's annual legislative session, the only scheduled press appearance he makes each year. Major government-controlled newspapers published identical transcripts of his comments on Tuesday, identical to each other, that is, but not to what he said at the news conference. The prime minister, in other...
  • Cheney Prods China on Taiwan, North Korea

    04/13/2004 7:33:20 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 1 replies · 281+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Tuesday, April 13, 2004 | By Adam Entous
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney started a three-day visit to China Tuesday aimed at keeping a lid on tension between China and Taiwan and jump-starting talks to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions. In his first closed-door meeting after arriving from Tokyo, Cheney reassured Chinese leaders that the United States did not support Taiwan independence and would oppose unilateral steps by either side, according to China's official Xinhua news agency. But Washington is increasingly concerned by China's build-up of ballistic missiles capable of striking Taiwan, and Cheney was expected to raise the issue when talks resume on Wednesday. China,...
  • In PRC, only liars like Wen survive

    12/31/2003 1:31:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 121+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Dec 31, 2003 | Cao Chang-ching
    Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was captured recently without resisting. This surprised Westerners because it did not fit with his reputation for brutality. It shocked Arabs because some of them viewed him as a hero. Saddam turned out to be a coward, cowering like a rat in a hole, and he gave up as soon as he saw US soldiers. No dictator is a hero. They manage to appear mighty only because the media in their countries cannot reveal their ugliness. State-owned newspapers and TV stations glorify dictators every day. This is exactly what is going on in today's China....
  • Mr. Bush's Kowtow

    12/11/2003 6:46:01 AM PST · by beida · 14 replies · 143+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2003 | Editorial
    <p>FOR THE PAST several weeks, Taiwan and China have been exchanging rhetorical broadsides about how the island's political future might be decided. Taiwan's democratically elected president, Chen Shui-bian, has been hinting that maybe his people should make a democratic choice about whether to unite with China or become independent. Beijing's Communist dictators have replied with bellicose threats to settle the matter by force, no matter the price. Yesterday President Bush essentially placed the United States on the side of the dictators who promise war, rather than the democrats whose threat is a ballot box. His gift to visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was to condemn "the comments and actions made by the leader of Taiwan" while ignoring the sanguinary rhetoric of the man standing next to him. Mr. Bush had his reasons for doing so -- above all to avoid one more foreign policy crisis during an election year. But in avoiding a headache for himself, he demonstrated again how malleable is his commitment to the defense of freedom as a guiding principle of U.S. policy.</p>
  • US experts greet Bush's comments with shock

    12/11/2003 6:40:41 AM PST · by em2vn · 15 replies · 170+ views
    TaipeiTimes ^ | 12-11-2003 | staff
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Published on TaipeiTimes http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2003/12/11/2003079112 US experts greet Bush's comments with shock REGIONAL ISSUES: Some were outraged, while others said Bush's statement was motivated by the need for Chinese pressure on North Korea BY Debby Wu STAFF REPORTER Thursday, Dec 11, 2003,Page 1 American legal experts described US President George W. Bush's concession to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (úōľ“Ćö) yesterday as "disgusting." President of International League for Human Rights Scott Horton said that he was "shocked" to hear Bush's remarks and he believed Bush did not speak for the majority of the American people whom past surveys have shown to...
  • Bush Calls U.S., China "Partners in Diplomacy"

    12/10/2003 11:05:55 PM PST · by tallhappy · 13 replies · 160+ views
    State Department, United States of America ^ | 12-9-03 | George Bush/Wen Jiabao
    09 December 2003 Bush Calls U.S., China "Partners in Diplomacy" Arrival ceremony remarks by Bush, Premier Wen JiabaoThe United States and China share many interests, including counter-terrorism, free trade, and peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, President Bush said in remarks welcoming Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to the White House on December 9."We are partners in diplomacy working to meet the dangers of the 21st century," Bush said. "We are full members of a world trading system that rewards enterprise and lifts nations."Expressing gratitude for China's leadership in hosting six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program, the president promised...
  • Chinese premier warns U.S. against further trade barriers against Chinese products

    12/08/2003 4:40:31 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 34 replies · 254+ views
    NEW YORK Ė China's Premier Wen Jiabao warned the Bush administration Monday against imposing further trade barriers on Chinese products and urged Washington to find ways of increasing exports to his country as a way of lowering its ballooning trade deficit. Wen, visiting New York before heading to Washington for talks with President Bush, sought to defuse trade tensions and defend China's trade policies. "I have come to this country to seek friendship and cooperation, not to fight a trade war," he told American business executives during a luncheon sponsored by the American Bankers Association. But his words were firm....
  • China's Wen to get 19-gun salute, "spectacular" pomp from White House

    12/08/2003 9:06:31 PM PST · by Dan Evans · 4 replies · 194+ views
    Yahoo News, Singapore ^ | December 9, 2003 | Staff
    China's Wen to get 19-gun salute, "spectacular" pomp from White House President George W. Bush may have stripped down White House protocol in keeping with a time of "war" but Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will get "spectacular" treatment Tuesday, complete with a 19-gun salute, an official said. Wen will arrive at the presidential mansion for a South Lawn ceremony only offered during this administration to visiting heads of state, a senior administration official said. Then he and Bush will hold talks in the Oval Office before sitting down to lunch. Some observers have commented that Wen's reception will fall short...
  • Bush to Welcome Chinese Premier to White House Dec. 9

    11/30/2003 7:45:02 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 8 replies · 144+ views
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary (Crawford, Texas) November 26, 2003 STATEMENT BY THE DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY Official Visit by Premier Wen Jiabao of China President Bush will welcome Premier Wen Jiabao of China to the White House for an Official Visit on December 9, 2003. The President looks forward to holding discussions with the Premier on the full range of issues on the U.S.-China agenda and to continue building a candid, constructive, and cooperative bilateral relationship. (end text)
  • In China, 'Made in the U.S.A.' will be latest imprint

    10/31/2003 9:06:37 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 8 replies · 165+ views
    Newark Star Ledger (AP) ^ | 10/31/2003 | Joe McDonald
    <p>BEIJING -- China is going on a shopping spree in the United States, hoping to ease trade tensions before Premier Wen Jiabao visits Washington in December, American officials say.</p> <p>The effort comes amid mounting U.S. pressure for Beijing to meet market-opening pledges and ease a trade surplus with the United States that hit $103 billion last year.</p>
  • Top-level communist Wen Jiabao named China's premier, replacing Zhu Rongji

    03/15/2003 8:21:27 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 296+ views
    Associated Press | March 15, 2003
    BEIJING, Mar 15, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- The third-ranking member of China's Communist Party was appointed Sunday to be its next premier, assuming control of a fast-changing economy that has carried the country to new heights and created staggering problems during two decades of reform. Wen Jiabao, 60, becomes the country's top economic official, replacing the retiring Zhu Rongji as expected. The appointment caps a generational leadership transition that inserted new top-level party officials into the highest seats of China's government. The largely ceremonial legislature, the National People's Congress, approved Wen's elevation overwhelmingly as the final top-level...